Hi all. I'm trying to help out a buddy here. He's got a Hi-8 camera that he wants to use to transfer video's to his PC. He was looking at Pinnacle's Dazzle and I told him I thought there should be a cheaper way since he doesn't need much in the way of editing or ins and outs on the dongle.
He just needs an RCA to USB cable which I'm assuming we could get at Monoprice and then we would just need some software. In the audio world I know there's plenty of free software for converting file's and I assume the same is true for video?
Thanks in advance for any help!
In doing some more reading I see that a capture card may be necessary? His PC is a laptop running Vista and his ultimate goal is to get the home movies onto DVD.
If there's no real cheap way to do this other than a commercial program and dongle like the Pinnacle unit your thought's on that unit or other alternatives are appreciated as well.